Posts tagged with tv

Nov 15 2010

Michael Buckley for an older crowd

I caught an episode of Robotomy over the weekend, and while this series was co-created by best-selling children's author Michael Buckley and appears on Cartoon Network, do not assume it is safe fo...

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Nov 8 2010

The curse of the delicate flower

If you're a braver person than I am, check out the recent Twilight spoof that aired as part of the Simpsons' annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode. I was too embarrassed to watch more than a minut...

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Sep 3 2010

Like Gokusen, but even stranger?

AnimeNewsNetwork informs me that a live-action(!) television adaptation of Deka Wanko (the current manga from Gokusen creator Kozueko Morimoto) is in the works. Now, I haven't read Deka Wanko (l...

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Sep 2 2010

Don't do it, guys.

A television adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series, created without involvement by the author?This, dear readers, is a Very Bad Idea.

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Aug 27 2010

The Walking Dead on AMC

Behold, the trailer's out for the upcoming AMC zombie series The Walking Dead, based on the comic book of the same name by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore. Enjoy... but not right befo...

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Jun 4 2010

I'm not gonna lie; I will probably watch this.

I have this 14-year-old family friend who only seems to enjoy books featuring preternaturally good-looking people dying horrible deaths. She's a big fan of the "Pretty Little Liars" series by Sar...

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Mar 11 2010

Less fun than a barrel of monkeys, but not bad at all.

Mindful of that March 9th deadline for catching the recent television adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma online, I finally sat down and watched it*. And while I spent most of the time bemoaning the...

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Mar 4 2010

Counting down

AustenBlog recently posted a handy reminder that PBS is still hosting all three episodes of their recent adaptation of Emma on its Masterpiece website--but only until March 9th, so if you'd like t...

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Jan 27 2010

For the disorganized Austen junkies among us...

If, like me, you missed the first episode of the newest adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma currently airing on PBS stations in the US, you can see the thing in full on the Masterpiece Classic site. ...

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Jan 26 2010

Zombie TV

Huh: AMC has apparently green-lit a pilot for a television series based on Robert Kirkman's comic series The Walking Dead. I'm really hoping this gets picked up--I love zombie stuff, and think a...

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Jan 13 2010

In a word: Huh?

Forget all that Jay Leno/Conan nonsense, the real TV headscratcher of the moment is the idea of a reality show set in Forks, WA, the setting for Stephenie Meyer's enormously popular Twilight serie...

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Nov 17 2009

Buffy lives again (some more)

There are semi-plausible rumors floating around that Joss Whedon's comic book version of the eighth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer might get turned into a web-based animated series. No idea ho...

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Oct 22 2009

I'm With Stupid

Actress Judy Greer is starring in an in-development comedy for ABC based on the novel I'm With Stupid by Elaine Szewczyk. According to BuzzSugar, the show will "focus on Manhattanite Kas Sienkiewi...

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Oct 20 2009

Austen done wrong

The AustenBlog readers are still giving the recent BBC adaptation of Emma an overwhelming thumbs-down, and while I'm sorry to hear the show is so sucky I've been enjoying their complaints, which r...

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Oct 8 2009

Emma's reviews are in

And they're not pretty. AustenBlog readers have weighed in on the first episode (of four) of the most recent TV adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, and they're tossing around phrases like "huge disa...

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Sep 30 2009

Stephen King takes over the airwaves... again.

Yet another Stephen King book will be hitting the small screen--in this case, his novella The Colorado Kid is being turned into an hourlong TV series called Haven.According to Variety, "the projec...

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Aug 28 2009

Entertainment for the masses

I had to snicker when I read this Variety article about the sky-high ratings enjoyed by the recent episode of HBO's True Blood, which was the first HBO series episode to top 5 million viewers sinc...

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Aug 17 2009

James M. Cain novel coming soon to TV?

Kate Winslet, apparently feeling that she just hasn't won enough awards lately (or starred in enough super-depressing movies), is hoping to play the title role in a TV miniseries based on the Jame...

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Jul 15 2009

And Stephen's opinion is the one that counts.

Heh. Stephen Colbert has weighed in on that J.D. Salinger "continuation" kerfuffle, too. Behold:

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Jun 29 2009

The Maxx is back on MTV has begun streaming their '90s-era bizarre-yet-fascinating cartoon adaptation of Sam Kieth's even more bizarre-yet-fascinating comic book series The Maxx. As I (distantly) recall,...

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Jun 12 2009

See more True Blood goodness

Buzzsugar has posted four clips from the upcoming second season of True Blood. Is it just me, or are their accents just a hair better this season?

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May 22 2009

New clips from the upcoming 'Vampire Diaries' adaptation

I'm not sure what made me giggle more, the show's overall quality or that dude's eyebrows:But on the up side--the way, way up side--nobody appears to sparkle.

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May 18 2009

Charlaine Harris stuff on the cheap

Charlaine Harris fans take note: the True Blood: Season One DVD comes out this week, and Target is running a promotion where if you buy the DVD (which they're selling for $34.99, but I have no ide...

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May 5 2009

More True Blood fun...

Well, last week we saw a clip, but here's a more, uh, "stylized" look at the upcoming second season of HBO's True Blood.Urgh. It looks like a bad play, with really low-budget sets. Or maybe an int...

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Apr 24 2009

Sneak peek at True Blood's 2nd season

Fans of True Blood, HBO's adaptation of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series, take note--they've posted a clip from the second season:I don't care how good this show is, because I cannot ge...

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Mar 27 2009

Wordcandy odds and ends...

They've cast the three main characters of the upcoming CW adaptation of L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries.The anime adaptation of Skip Beat is winding down. People always want another season of popular...

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Mar 25 2009

Georgette Heyer's film adaptations

The question of “Why hasn’t there been a Georgette Heyer television adaptation?” is one of the great Wordcandy conundrums, right up there with “How can anybody read the Twilight books without want...

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Mar 17 2009

Why, thank you again, Mr. Colbert.

Stephen Colbert has been doing his part to make my job easier today (which, seeing as I am STILL SICK, I really appreciate). He had another Wordcandy-friendly interview last night, this time with ...

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Mar 16 2009

Oh, Lifetime, you crazy kids...

First of all, I have to apologize for the lack of updates last week. Nathan and I both came down with the colds from Hell (actually, we still have them), and Megan was off on vacation, so there wa...

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Mar 10 2009

HBO's The No1 Ladies' Detective Agency

It might be the flu medicine I'm currently on, but large part of me thinks this upcoming miniseries looks made of awesome:

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